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If you're looking to do some celebrating for Cinco de Mayo this year, you'll want to stock up on these five Mexican beers and tequilas, because they're Minnesota's favorites.

The holiday Cinco de Mayo is fast becoming one of the most celebrated holidays here in Minnesota, especially this year since it falls on a Friday. While it is a day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage, the History Channel says it actually commemorates the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, which happened on May 5, 1862.

If you're doing some Cinco de Mayo celebrating this year, and if you're like me, you might partake in a Mexican beverage or two. The guys over at Minnesota Bets wondered just WHICH Mexican beers and tequilas were the most popular here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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To find out, they analyzed the top five highest-selling Mexican beer and tequila brands in every state, to see which brands received the most interest over the last 12 months. The survey found that Modelo took over the crown as America’s leading imported beer, doing $3.9 billion worth of sales in one year. But it's not Minnesoa's favorite.

So what are Minnesota's favorite Mexican beers? Check it out:


  1. Corona - 46%
  2. Modelo - 26%
  3. Dos Equis - 10%
  4. Tecate - 9%
  5. Pacifico - 9%

The Minnesota Bets crew also looked at the most popular Mexican tequilas, as well. Their research found that the U.S. is still the biggest market for the Mexican spirit, with demand being particularly high in California. While we don't consume as much tequila here in the North Star State, we still have our favorite brands.


  1. Jose Cuervo - 34%
  2. Patron Tequila - 18%
  3. Don Julio Tequila - 17%
  4. Hornitos - 17%
  5. 1800 Tequila - 14%

One thing all of Minnesota's favorite Mexican beers and tequilas have in common is that they're all fairly familiar brands, right? But how well do you know some other famous brands? Keep scrolling to see how many of these companies YOU can identify!

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